I was a guest speaker at LIMACON 2013 today. What you will find below is a mix of my experience preparing for LIMACON this year and an update of all the materials I created for and during the talk including a screencast! It's all about coding in math, science and computer science classes in High School! Take a look at this site too.
LIMACON 2013 is March 15th at SUNY Old Westbury and I have to get my presentation together! My problem is that I have too much material. Do I speak about "SAGE Advice: preCalculus" or "SAGE Advice: Calculus?" Do I base it on all my pretests or make a packet of samples?
So, I've been looking at some preTest review sheets we had over the course of this year reflecting our preCalculus curriculum and coding some SAGE snippets to share. I'm trying to solve preTest1A-preTest12A with SAGE and Python. I'll record a screencast of the presentation if I can hook up my laptop correctly. In November, I'm speaking at T^3 Molloy so I can do Calculus then.
Here's my SAGE Solutions:
preTEST1A Coordinate Geometry https://sage.math.clemson.edu:34567/home/pub/404/
preTEST2A Linear Functions https://sage.math.clemson.edu:34567/home/pub/405/
CH03 Rational Functions Samples
preTEST4A Polynomial Functions https://sage.math.clemson.edu:34567/home/pub/406/
preTEST5A Exponents and Logarithms
preTEST6-7A Trig Identities
preTEST8A Law of Sines and Cosines
preTEST9 Vectors in 2D and 3D
preTEST10A Conics and Polar
preTEST11A Matrix Algebra
preTEST12A Sequences and Series
Here's a handout from my LIMACON presentation:
Here's the preTests I'm working with:
I've also been invited to speak for T^3 at Molloy College in November!
Somewhere in my ScreenCast above I said something like:
I've been teaching -
Programming since 1975
High School Math and Science since 1984
AP Calculus and CompSci since 1993
Linux Clusters since 2002
and SAGE since 2011.
What I should have said was:
I've been teaching with -
BASIC since 1975
Pascal since 1984
C/C++ since 1993
Java since 2002
and Python since 2011!
Based on the pattern above, it seems that I change what I'm teaching approximately every 9 years or so. I wonder what 2020 will bring?
Well, that's all folks! I hope you got something out of all the above.